Thursday, April 23, 2015

Key Lime Creamy Cheesy Blondies

* Key Lime Creamy Cheesy Blondies *

So these are completely awesome. Perfect to kick off the hot seasons!

I created these because I was in the mood for something tart. Random...? Yes.
My craving led to a tasty little concoction but it had  a little help in logistics.   I used a basic recipe for blondies that called for cake mix, butter, white chocolate chips and evaporated milk. The recipe is called Carmello Blondies and its found at .

Hands down... those are the best Blondie bars from a cake mix you will find.  Thanks to her smarts on basic blondies, I could create my own twisted and tasty version!  You can see that her recipe is for Carmello Brownies that have a caramel center.  So I made some tweeks by changing the cake mix flavor, created a different filling and added sugar glaze.

I had to make it complicated...of course.

These are seriously goodness!  There are three components to this concoction :
1) Lime Blondie Mix
2) Cream Cheese Filling
3) Sugar Glaze

What Ya Need:
Key Lime Cake Mix
1/3 cup Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips
1 Stick of Unsalted Butter

1/2 Block of Cream Cheese
1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
1/4 tsp Vanilla

2 Tbsp Melted Butter
3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
3 Tbsp Lime Juice
3 Tbsp Milk
Extra powdered sugar

What Ya Do:

* Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
* Line an 8 × 8 pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
* Melt your stick of butter
* Pour Key Lime Cake Mix, evaporated milk, melted butter and white chocolate chips in a mixing bowl.
* Stir until well incorporated.

* Pat half into your pan and bake 8-9 minutes.
* While that is baking, Mix your softened cream cheese with sugar and vanilla until well blended.
* Pull your bottom layer from one in the pan and drop small spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture about 1 inch apart on the bottom layer.
**** it's very important you do not try to spread the cream cheese.  It will tear the bars.  Drop it by small spoonfuls in rows.

* Cover the cream cheese layer with the remaining batter by dropping small sections of the batter on top.  It should cover most underneath.
* Bake at 350 apx. 22-24 minutes.

*When you see they are finished baking:  not brown on top, but beginning to toast very few parts on the blondies. Remove from oven.
*Make your sugar glaze.
* Mix all glaze ingredients without extra powdered sugar.
*Let blondies cool apx. 10 minutes.
*Pour the glaze over them and powder, generously, with about 1/4 cup Powdered sugar.
*Place in fridge until set.
*Cut into bars and serve at room temp.

Hope you enjoy!!

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